Two Ramsey County commissioners, who are touting the site, met Thursday with Ted Mondale, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which is tasked with exploring stadium options. Mondale was appointed to the role by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.
The Pioneer Press reports no formal proposals have been brought to the Legislature to help finance a deal.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the Arden Hills site is "a very viable site."
"If they (the Vikings) want to stay in Minneapolis, that's great," commissioner Rafael Ortega told the Pioneer Press. "For us, in Arden Hills, we've got this 500 acres of polluted land that probably won't be developed for decades. We're not begging for this stadium, but we think this is a great opportunity to develop this site."
The Star Tribune reported that the 430-acre site, formerly the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, is considered a prized redevelopment target, but its size and pollution issues are obstacles.
The likely lead Senate sponsor has indicated she hopes to debut a stadium bill by sometime in February that will include a proposed site, design and funding approach.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.